Schedule

 

Whether you are an industry professional, cocktail enthusiast or just curious about the local craft cocktail scene, we have something planned for everyone.

 

This schedule of events page will be updating right up until the weekend as more gets added. So, bookmark this page and don't forget to check back often!

 
 
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Friday

7pm -9pm

Sake To Me!

This is no ordinary sake. Come learn about how a premium Japanese sake is made. Hiro Sake Junmai and Junmai Ginjo, plus Tokyo Mule will be sampled.

No RSVP Required. More Information

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8pm -2am

Official Arizona Cocktail Week-End Launch Party

Join Toki Japanese Whisky as they kick off the weekend with a cocktail party at Lustre Rooftop  Bar at the Palomar Hotel.

Free to attend. No RSVP required. 

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12:00Am -1am

Cynar + Pizza Surprise Pop Up

Keep your eyes open and your taste buds primed. Cynar will be embarking on a late night excursion and picking your favorite night time watering hole in downtown Phoenix to share a late night toast.

Surprise pop up a local account. Venue to be announced via social media.

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Saturday

9Am -12pm

Tito's Handmade Vodka Presents: The Butcher Goes To Austin

Join us Feb 17-19 on the Arrogant Butcher patio from 9 am-Noon as The Butcher Goes To Austin - all to benefit C-CAP AZ -Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar -Austin Style Breakfast Tacos -Local Cold Brew. $5 Pre-sale tickets online, $6 at the door. More Information

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10am -1pm

Yoga & Brunch with Tanqueray 10 London Dry Gin 

Please join us for a fantastic morning of yoga, brunch and Taqueray No. TEN! We have the yoga instructor from Sutra Yoga Studios hosting the class along with DJ Muchacho Mike on the 1's and 2's. We have the likes of William "English Bill" Codman and Todd Richman both of the Diageo Reserve Program talking about the history and provenance of Tanquray No. TEN. Brunch and cocktails will be offered along with a host of fresh juices for your mixing pleasure following the yoga class.

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12pm -5pm

Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin

Foot Massage with your Negroni?

As a respite from the hustle and bustle of the conference, the Hendrick’s Lounge is offering an array of spa treatments, from reflexology to facials – along with a lovely array of cocktails.

Visit our lounge, compliments of The Hendrick’s Ministry of Relaxation.

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12pm -3pm

Build Your Best Cocktail Bar

A  Build Your Best Cocktail Bar Featuring Elijah Craig and Larceny Mint Julep Bourbon Bar & Pama and Domaine de Canton Bubbly Cocktail Bar. Hosted at Arrogant Butcher, come and create the best craft cocktail you can! 

This event is FREE and requires no RSVP! More Information

1pm -4pm

Spritz Break with Aperol at the Lustre Rooftop Bar

Take a break from the goings-on of Arizona Cocktail Weekend and join us in the Fresca room, right off the 3rd floor pool deck at the Hotel Palomar for a well-deserved Aperol Spritz break. Enjoy Italyʼs most popular sparkling beverage while catching up with friends old and new, by the pool!

RSVP required. Entry based on availability.More Information

1pm -2:30pm

The Wonderful World Of Vermouth Seminar at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Learn about the history of Carpano Vermouths, along with how different Vermouths affect some of our most beloved cocktails. More Information

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2pm -5pm

Grand Marnier's Grand Manor

Step into the Grand Manor. Explore the complex and luxurious world of Grand Marnier through private tastings, small bites, and captivating sensory experiences. You won’t want to miss the surprises we have in store in the Presidential Suite at the Hotel Palomar.

RSVP required. Entry based on availability. More Information

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5pm -8pm

Melinda's Pre-Jam Lee Jam

Melinda's Alley and Lee Spirits Co. combine their powers to bring you your pre-Cocktail Jam mixer. Specialty menu designed by Lee Spirits and Melinda's Alley. Live Music from The Copper States, free food and a raffle with proceeds going towards Grace and Mercy Homeless Ministries. $1 of every drink sold will be donated to charity along with the proceeds from the raffle.

No RSVP Required.

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5pm -7pm

Whiskey Del Bac Phoenix Barrel Release & Seminar

A full seminar and tasting of Whiskey Del Bac, finishing up with the very first taste of the special Phoenix Private Barrel of Classic Del Bac at cask strength that we are bottling especially for AZ Cocktail Weekend. The barrel will be allocated between the other participating venues of AZ Cocktail Weekend, and will become available in the other venues after this release event. Seminar will be held at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails in the Palomar Hotel.

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This event is invitation only.

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6pm -9pm

Rebel Yell & Exotico Cocktail Dinner

Exclusive 4 Course Cocktail dinner presented by Nook Kitchen's Chef Nick LaRosa and Chief Mixologist Michael Gabriel Chavez.

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7pm -12am

The Cocktail Jam

A music-centric indoor cocktail party featuring a show-stopping performance by the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and additional special guests. Sample creative cocktails, watch as they pull out all the stops and go crazy with their creations.

Please note- Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 8pm.

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11:30pm - 2am

Last Call After Party at Blue Hound Kitchen

The party doesn't have to end at The Cocktail Jam

Join us at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails for an exclusive after party, featuring a live DJ, spirits and good times!

No RSVP necessary. See you there!

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12:00AM -1AM

Kikori Flyby Pop Up Event

Kikori will be embarking on a late night excursion popping up at a venue downtown, to treat folks to highballs and chicken wings.

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Sunday

9Am -12pm

Tito's Handmade Vodka Presents: The Butcher Goes To Austin

Join us Feb 17-19 on the Arrogant Butcher patio from 9 am-Noon as The Butcher Goes To Austin - all to benefit C-CAP AZ -Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar -Austin Style Breakfast Tacos -Local Cold Brew. $5 Pre-sale tickets online, $6 at the door. More Information

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10am -12pm

DeTox to ReTox - The Most Important Drink of the Day - Milano Green Vodka Breakfast Martini

Please join us Pool Side at MATCH Restaurant and The Found:re Hotel Phx for a morning of DeTox - ReTox Yoga and the Most Important Drink of the Day... The Milano Green Vodka Breakfast Martini. We'll have the Sutra Yoga Studios hosting along with our DJ. And please stay for Brunch afterwards serving from 10AM to 3 PM. More Information

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10am -5pm

Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin

Foot Massage with your Negroni?

As a respite from the hustle and bustle of the conference, the Hendrick’s Lounge is offering an array of spa treatments, from reflexology to facials – along with a lovely array of cocktails.

Visit our lounge, compliments of The Hendrick’s Ministry of Relaxation.

More Information

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11am -2pm

Detox/Retox IV Recovery Drips & Bloody Mary Brunch w/ Ketel One Vodka @ Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Please join Ketel One Vodka and the Diageo Reserve team at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails inside Palomar to help shake that pesky hangover! We will be offering brunch and Ketel One Bloody Mary's along side the finest locally produced pickled accoutrements from Lillie Mae's Blue Ribbon Pickled Garden to build your ultimate Bloody Mary. But, before you retox you need to detox. Let The Drip Room help you get right. They will be in the house offering complimentary IV Drip bags and B12 shots. Only 50 spots are available for the Ketel One Brunch and even less for the Drip Room. First come, first served so reserve you space now and arrive early to make sure you're able to secure your Drip Room treatment.

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12pm -2:30pm

Meet The Distiller Brunch with Azunia Tequila at Chico Malo

Azuñia Tequila's Master Distiller Salvador Rivera Cardona leads an in-depth discussion on tequila production, the current agave crisis and other hot topics during a 3-course brunch and cocktail pairing. Hosted by Chico Malo and Azuñia Tequila.

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12pm -3pm

Build Your Best Cocktail Bar

A  Build Your Best Cocktail Bar Featuring Elijah Craig and Larceny Mint Julep Bourbon Bar & Pama and Domaine de Canton Bubbly Cocktail Bar. Hosted at Arrogant Butcher, come and create the best craft cocktail you can!

This event is FREE and requires no RSVP!More Information

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2pm -3:15pm

Essential Herbs to Apéritifs & How to Mix

Wormwood, Gentian & Chinato.

How do these plants & trees impact our palate? We discover the affects these apéritifs have on our sensory and digestive system. We will use that knowledge to craft a cocktail hitting all points of the palate for maximum pleasure. If you only think of tastes & flavors when mixing drinks this interactive talk is for you. More Information

Free Seminar. RSVP Mandatory. 

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2pm -6pm

Speed Rack Season 7 Southwest

Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money to fight breast cancer. The epic battle for the title of Miss Speed Rack Southeast will take place in Phoenix on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 as these tough babes duke it.

Hosted at The Palomar Hotel.

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4pm - 6pm

Rocks Never Tasted This Good... MATCH Restaurant Meets Milano Green Vodka

"Rocks Never Tasted This Good" Event Tasting Italy's Ultra Premium Vodka and Meet Vik Shitty and James V. Monaci of Milano Green Vodka. Toby Moniz will be showcasing some amazing cocktails utilizing Milano Green Vodka as a Core Ingredient. And remember to taste it on the Rocks. More Information

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5pm - 7pm

Familia Camarena Patio Happy Hour

Join Camarena Tequila at Chico Malo for a Familia Camarena Tequila experience of flavor, tradition, and patio sippers!

They will be featuring have two specialty cocktails and our “Explore the Chaser” offerings, pairing different fruits and spices with our 100% Blue Agave Silver & Reposado Tequila. 

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6pm - 8pm

Casa Magdalena Tiki Party

Launching the newest Guatemalan Rum to the market. Nook Kitchen will host a Tiki cocktail party with Casa Magdalena which is a collaborative effort between House Spirits Distillery and Ingenio Magdalena, the largest producer of sugar in Central America.

Free Event. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Nook Kitchen. Tiki Cocktails available for purchase. First Come, First Serve without RSVP. More Information

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8pm - 12am

Top Bars

A one-of-a-kind event, Top Bars is an international cocktail experience featuring pop-up versions of renowned bars from around the state, country and across the globe, all on your doorstep. 

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11:30pm - 2am

Last Call After Party at Blue Hound Kitchen

The party doesn't have to end at Top Bars!

Join us at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails for an exclusive after party, featuring a live DJ, spirits and good times!

No RSVP necessary. See you there! More Information

Monday

9Am -12pm

Tito's Handmade Vodka Presents: The Butcher Goes To Austin

Join us Feb 17-19 on the Arrogant Butcher patio from 9 am-Noon as The Butcher Goes To Austin - all to benefit C-CAP AZ -Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar -Austin Style Breakfast Tacos -Local Cold Brew. $5 Pre-sale tickets online, $6 at the door. More Information

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12pm -4pm

Pina Colada Pool Party with Don Q Rum @ Lustre Rooftop Bar at The Palomar Hotel

Drinking all weekend can be tough. Come recoup by the pool and enjoy some Don Q Pina Coladas on special all day while enjoying the DJ provided entertainment.

Open to the public. No RSVP required. More Information

1pm -3pm

Bourbon is My Boyfriend: A Women & Whiskey Event

Jim.  Basil.  Bakers.  Bookers. 

We like 'em tall, dark and barrel aged.  Join us to toast a few guys that always warm our hearts.  A flirty and fun tasting where bourbon might just become your boyfriend!  As we sip and savor, we'll describe each of these classics as the bourbon beau we envision.  Because, let's be honest - why swipe when you can pour? 

Join us at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails in The Palomar Hotel for a 2 hour cocktail style party with a Welcome Punch featuring Jim Beam Black and neat pour tasting's of Basil Hayden, Baker's and Booker's Bourbons. Lite bites provided.

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3pm - 5.30pm

Speed Rack Sisterhood Project Arizona

Fords Gin and Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal are once again teaming up for The Sisterhood Project -- a series of meaningful, empowering converations about issues that matter to women in our industry.

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4pm - 7pm

Del Bac Kickback at Bar Bianco

A place to relax, grab some easy drinking Del Bac cocktails, and listen to live music to wrap up 2018 AZ Cocktail Weekend.

No tickets or RSVP necessary, all are welcome! More Information

6:30pm - 11pm

Last Slinger Standing

Hosted at Young’s Market Company of Arizona’s brand new bar, 7th and Union, and produced by Barter & Shake, don’t miss the Southwest’s premier cocktail competition as 12 semi-finalists from across Arizona compete alongside a representative from each of the previous 4 contributing markets from past year’s (Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico & Utah). Watch as some of the Southwest’s top USBG bartenders go against each other in a head-to-head battle, complete with secret ingredients that will keep the slingers-and the crowd-on their toes!

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11pm -2am

Anti-Cocktail Bash at Deli Tavern

Join the competitors of Last Slinger Standing at the Deli Tavern in Downtown Phoenix for a late-night bash featuring beer and shots only – no cocktails allowed! More Information